All posts by: Bryan Zarpentine

About Bryan Zarpentine

Bryan Zarpentine is a freelance writer and editor who has covered sports for a variety of sites all over the Internet for the better part of a decade. He is a graduate of Syracuse University who has a great passion for both writing and sports. Contact: bzarp2@gmail.com Twitter: @BZarp

Posted on June 7, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has decided to pass on surgery to repair the torn cartilage in his knee, at least for now. Instead of surgery, which Teixeira may need eventually, he is deciding to receive treatment and rehab the knee, which could allow him […]

Posted on June 7, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Before the season, the St. Louis Cardinals sending second baseman Kolten Wong to the minors would have seemed unimaginable, as the team team had just signed him to a five-year deal worth $25.5 million. However, that is exactly what the Cardinals did on Monday, optioning Wong to […]

Posted on June 6, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine With Marlon Byrd being slapped with a year-long suspension for PED use last week and Abraham Almonte still serving an 80-game PED suspension, the Cleveland Indians outfield is starting to get a little thin. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Michael Brantley will be coming back any time […]

Posted on June 6, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The Texas Rangers found the perfect solution to the over-crowded middle infield problem they had when second baseman Rougned Odor returned from his seven-game suspension, during which Jurickson Profar did a more than adequate job filling in for him. The solution was to make Profar the designated […]

Posted on June 6, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine One of the most impressive streaks in modern baseball came to an end on Sunday. Chicago Cubs’ ace Jake Arrieta was credited with a loss after winning 20 consecutive decisions. The last time Arrieta lost a regular season game was July 25 of last season, more than […]

Posted on June 5, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine In a move made Sunday that was only a little surprising, the Los Angeles Dodgers designated outfielder Carl Crawford for assignment. The move is the first step in completely cutting ties with Crawford. The Dodgers have called up outfielder Austin Barnes to take Crawford’s spot on the […]

Posted on June 5, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Despite serious struggles in his first two major league starts, the Los Angeles Dodgers have decided to keep 19-year old lefty Julio Urias in their starting rotation, at least for now. The Dodgers announced Saturday that Urias will make the third start of his big league career […]

Posted on June 5, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine A trade that has been rumored to be in the works for over a week came to fruition on Saturday, with the San Diego Padres sending pitching James Shields to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for pitcher Erik Johnson and shortstop prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. Money […]

Posted on June 4, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The seven-game suspension of second baseman Rougned Odor for punching Toronto outfielder Jose Bautista allowed the Texas Rangers to give a seven-game audition to Jurickson Profar, who has long been one of the most talented and promising young players in baseball. Profar has taken that opportunity and […]

Published on June 4, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Much of the 2016 season for the Los Angeles Dodgers has been an exercise in overcoming the injuries. This is particularly true for the team’s outfield, as Andre Ethier has yet to play this season after breaking his leg during spring training, while Carl Crawford, Alex Guerrero, […]

Published on June 4, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Losing outfielder Hunter Pence to a hamstring injury earlier this week was a big blow to the San Francisco Giants, but the news got even worse on Friday when the team received the prognosis on the injury. As it turns outs, the injury will require Pence to […]

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